The more you are willing to accept responsibility for your actions, the more credibility you will have.

Brian Koslow

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  • I fully agree with that. So true, yet so many fail to understand this concept.

    • Thanks Jeff! What do you think we can do to make more people grasp the concept?

      • Lead by example and cast the vision for healthy accountability. It may take some time, like turning the Titanic, but if we can cast the vision for the next generation and help them see the need for change, it can happen.

  • Responsibility is often found lacking in leaders. In a society that often demands a person to blame for everything, it is easy to push it off on someone else. It takes courage to stand up and admit you screwed up.

    • So true Jon. What are you doing to help change this type of behavior?

      • First and foremost I have to model it. I have grown in this area but I still need to do some work in this area. Also I need to make sure I am not a complainer when someone else makes a mistake. Instead of finding fault in others, I need to work on providing solutions.

  • Great quote. We live in a world where people like to shift blame. It’s the Republicans fault. It’s the Democrats fault. It’s his fault. It’s her fault. Leaders take responsibility. They don’t shift blame.

  • Sometimes this is an area that’s easy, too easy to slip, and look for someone to blame. I live in an area that is highly political and no one will take responsibility (Republicans/Democrats, etc.). I’ve caught myself a few times, then realized what I was doing in time to stop and take the responsibility myself. After all, I am the Team Lead- make the decision and accept the responsibility.

    • I’m glad you’re recognizing that fact Allen. That’s leadership!